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In many of the major sheep production regions of the world, dairy sheep, that is, milking ewes, are the ultimate antithesis to the expected. However, sheep dairying is an important agricultural enterprise in several countries, and the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations reports ...

Author(s)
Thomas, D. L.; Haenlein, G. F. W.
Publisher
John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester, UK
Citation
Handbook of milk of non-bovine mammals, 2017, Ed. 2, pp 181-209
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This chapter gives an authoritative overview of some of the key developments in breeding dairy cattle in recent decades. Early gains are achieved through progeny test schemes supported by artificial insemination (AI) and embryo transfer (ET) technologies. AI and ET technologies made possible a...

Author(s)
Werf, J. van der; Pryce, J.
Publisher
Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited, Cambridge, UK
Citation
Achieving sustainable production of milk. Volume 1: milk composition, genetics and breeding, 2017, pp 185-208
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The National Breeding Objective for dairy cattle in New Zealand expressed as a genetic selection index called Breeding Worth (BW), assesses sire and cow genetic merit now and sets the direction for the New Zealand cow of the future. A major review of the calculations of the economic weightings that ...

Author(s)
Amer, P. R.; Santos, B.; Byrne, T. J.; Ludemann, C.; Visser, B.; Harris, B. L.; Bryant, J.
Publisher
Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics, Armidale, Australia
Citation
Proceedings of the Twentieth Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics, Translating Science into Action, Napier, New Zealand, 20th-23rd October 2013, 2013, pp 471-474
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Factors affecting fertility after artificial insemination of Payoya goats have been analyzed from the results of 1384 inseminations from 2005 to 2008. Mean fertility rate was 59%. Six out of the fifteen factors showed a significant effect on fertility (farm, age, size group, incidences at ...

Author(s)
Arrébola, F.; González, O.; Torres, R.; Forcada, F.; Abecia, J. A.
Publisher
Asociación Interprofesional para el Desarrollo Agrario, Zaragoza, Spain
Citation
XIV Jornadas sobre Producción Animal, Zaragoza, España, 17 y 18 de mayo de 2011, 2011, pp 341-343
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Widespread adoption of artificial insemination as a breeding practice has allowed for expanded use of desirable genetics from specific sires and greatly influenced production traits in dairy cattle populations worldwide. In fact, the average dairy cow in the US in 2009 produced 4.5 times more milk...

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Oatley, J. M.
Publisher
Nottingham University Press, Nottingham, UK
Citation
Reproduction in domestic ruminants VII. Proceedings of the Eighth International Symposium on Reproduction in Domestic Ruminants, Anchorage, Alaska, September 2010, 2010, pp 133-143
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The productivity veterinary services, which include disease control and management of reproduction, udder health and nutrition, are not practised in smallholder dairy farms although they are proven to increase milk production in large dairy herds. We introduced an on-farm service with the...

Author(s)
Shamsuddin, M.; Bhattacharjee, J.; Goodger, W. J.; Momont, H.; Frank, G.; Talukdar, A. K.; Akhteruzzaman, M.
Publisher
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Rome, Italy
Citation
Sustainable improvement of animal production and health, 2010, pp 247-253
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This article describes the main constraints to goat production in the Korea Democratic People's Republic and the Technical Cooperation Programme by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) for the genetic improvement of goats for better milk and meat production, using a selection programme and...

Author(s)
Wagner, H. G.
Publisher
International Livestock Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya
Citation
Goats: undervalued assets in Asia. Proceedings of the APHCA-ILRI regional workshop on goat production systems and markets, Luang Prabang, Lao PDR, 24-25 October 2006, 2008, pp 30-33
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The present work exposes the results obtained with the program of Improvement of the Payoya goats, race of milk aptitude, through use the Artificial Insemination. With the use of AI we persecuted to connect the flocks of the selective nucleus, and to initiate the analyse of buck in test. The AI...

Author(s)
Arrebola Molina, F. A.; González-Casquet, O.; Torres Martell, R.; González Fernández, B. J.; García Rubio, A.; Martín Coleto, R. A.
Publisher
Gobierno de Aragón, Servicio de Investigación Agroalimentaria, Zaragoza, Spain
Citation
XXXVIII Jornadas de Estudio, XII Jornadas sobre Producción Animal, Zaragoza, Spain, 16-17 Mayo, 2007. Tomo I and II, 2007, pp 96-98
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The Spanish Assaf sheep breed, original from Israel, was introduced in Spain in the seventy's, with an exceptional diffusion in the Autonomous Region of Castilla-León. This dairy sheep breed presents a high production level, and, recently, it has been accepted as an Official Breed in Spain. The...

Author(s)
Jiménez, M. A.; Jurado, J. J.
Publisher
Gobierno de Aragón, Servicio de Investigación Agroalimentaria, Zaragoza, Spain
Citation
XI Jornadas sobre Producción Animal, Zaragoza, Spain, 11-12 Mayo, 2005 (Volúmenes I & II), 2005, pp 99-101
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Perera, O.; Harischandra Abeygunawardena; Vale, W.; Chantalakhana, C.
Publisher
Nottingham University Press, Nottingham, UK
Citation
Livestock and wealth creation: improving the husbandry of animals kept by resource-poor people in developing countries, 2005, pp 451-471

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